We are still working on the edits. I am a ball of hate at the moment.
Mod R: They want to know about pastilla.
Me: The what?
Mod R: Pastilla. Opinions, memories, recipes, do you eat it as a dessert or with tea as a snack, what is this magic etc? Do you make it? Do you think it would work with banana?
Me: What the heck is pastilla…
Russian wikipedia: Пастила́ — кондитерское изделие из подсушенного фруктово-ягодного пюре или сока. Блюдо русской кухни (известно с XIV в.). Следует разделять белёвскую и коломенскую пастилы, так как приготовляются они по различным рецептам — первая скорее напоминает фруктовое суфле, а вторая близка зефиру и, как считается, является его прообразом.
I looked at the recipe. One is a fruit rollup. The other is whipped whites with agar in it. I don’t get it. I’ve never eaten this or seen it for sale. It looks kind of sus. I wouldn’t eat it.
The wikipedia mentions that it’s similar to zefir, which I have eaten. It’s was a cheap dessert.
But um, this is basically beaten egg white with some sugar and sometimes agar agar. It’s a marshmallow relative. It was considered inferior to a cookie or a muffin. I bought some one time and my grandma was genuinely offended that I would eat something like that.
I have watched the video for you.
Okay so it appears that they cook the apples into apple puree, whip up apple whites with sugar, and then add a buttton of agar agar to it. It’s jello with meringue and apple sauce in it.
I don’t get it.
Mod R, reading the draft: They mean this pastilla.
OMG, emmymade. Yeah. I’ve seen this channel before. I stopped following it because it just went into weird places. Desert of the czars. Yeah, sure, it is.
This is a viral fad recipe. If I served something like this at a family dinner, my Russian relatives would make fun of me for days. Not down with pastilla.
You are on your own.
If any of the other Russians want to take a stab at this silliness, I am all for it. Please comment.